Naga to market ‘green charcoal’
Photograph | Randy Villaflor
This was the usual question asked by curious residents and onlookers after witnessing the delivery of four machines that will be used to manufacture lowly “water lilies” into environment friendly charcoal and provide livelihood opportunities to those engaged in the novel project.
Internet research and reference sites show that charcoal made of water lily is an economical and practical source of fuel for household cooking without producing the usual smoke and odor from the use of ordinary charcoal.
In a related development, the City Government has chosen Brgy. Tinago to be Naga’s handicraft center. Initially making use of water lilies as raw materials for handicrafts, Tinago is expected to use other raw materials in the near future.